You don’t have to be an extreme survivalist or end-of-the-world freak to realize that emergencies could come up that would require that you evacuate your home, even for a brief period. If that ever becomes necessary, you want to have what is called a “Go Bag,” a bag containing everything you will need to survive until conditions return to normal; a bag you can grab as you fly out the door. Here is a suggested list of items you would need: My camping cookbook would also be useful, in addition to being a friendly read: